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Celebration of Raksha Bandhan festival in India

Celebration of Raksha Bandhan festival in India

Posted on : 6th June 2015

India is well known for its rich culture and festivals. Each and every festival has its own significance and own way of celebration. Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan as it is commonly known, stands out as a unique gift of Indian culture.

The simple thread of Rakhi embellished with other materials represent the sacred love of brother and sister. Sisters ties rakhi on brother's wrist and pray for their success and well-being. They also offer sweets to them which strengthens the bond of love they share since childhood. In turn, the brothers pamper their sisters and promise them to protect in every situation. They also give blessings and return gifts to please them.

Diverse ways to celebrate Rakhi

The festival falls on the full moon day, in the month of August, one of the sacred months of festivals as per the Hindu calendar. Rakhi festival tell us about the bond of love between a brother and a sister. India has a rich culture and tradition and the same reflects in the celebration of Rakhi. Different places of the country celebrates rakhi in its own unique way. Almost every house in India celebrate the festival of Rakhi not only Hindus but also people from other religion celebrate the sacredness of the relationship between a brother and a sister. On this auspicious day, sisters greet their brother with brightly colored rakhi warmly decorated in puja thalis. Both brothers and sisters wear new colorful cloths and greet each others with rakhi gifts like flowers, chocolates, clothes, dry fruits and many more.

Variety of Rakhi and Rakhi gifts

These days, the market is flooded with a wide array of rakhi, rakhi gifts and rakhi return gifts. Though the festival of Raksha bandhan is a one day festival, but the simple rakhi thread is a symbol of all the love and care between brothers and sisters... and hence every girl wants to choose special Rakhis with love for their brother. Even if the brother or the sister is not in the same city then also the togetherness is always there. Though tying rakhi on the brother's wrist personally is always a very special and satisfactory feeling but if the brother is not in the same city then sending an online gifts will work well and strengthens the affection and love shared between them.

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